Flowers. Lots and lots of flowers. I'm SUPER excited about this class.
Information about what kinds of pens and watercolors to use Beginner line drawing techniques Beginner level watercolor techniques Clear instruction on how to doodle your favorite flowers Creating composition using color and layouts Finding and using visual references Wet on Wet and dry layering watercolor techniques Samples of petal shaps and flower centers to get you started Two of my favorite simple watercolor resists
Just plain funky fun with some cues from nature and loads of your own imagination.
7 Videos, PDFs, blog posts on each lesson with personal attention for Q&A. Watch the Trailer ...
Rescue Book Flash Sale! I've been using my Rescue Book for my Watercolor Wildflower workshop (coming in, oh probably about a week). I'm putting the class on sale till the new class opens! Yippity.
Rescue Book Journals begin as old friends and just get better as you work in them. Simple bookbinding techniques transform a beautiful vintage book into your next art journal. Use an assortment of papers in the book block to further personalize your journal. More details here.
On Sale: $35.00
This is the original trailer for this workshop: I was thinner but the film quality is better these days.
Learn to create patterns using watercolor and doodle. I'll provide loads of reference and inspiration to help you jump off and create your own favorite patterns. These are great for journal backgrounds, collage papers, the start of a collage or cards and tags. You'll leave this class with loads of patterns and ideas for ways to use them ... stencil cutting or stamp carving anyone?
Go Pattern Crazy with me at Create NJ, 6-9 on Saturday, July 12. You can register at the CREATE site, here.
The pile of paper in your workspace is begging to take this class with you. Warm up with Collage Croquis (crokies: quick & sketchy). Techniques such as masking & packing tape transfers, working with colored tissue paper and alter found images.
Make several highly textured, layered collages and learn to integrate and compose your collage work for journaling or artmaking.
I hope you'll join me at Create, New Jersey on July 12 for a full day class. Go here for to sign up!
I'm looking forward to teaching one of my favorite classes at Create NJ in July. Backgrounds are quick and easy but what next?
Composition is an important element of strong artwork and most of us have an intuitive feel for it. Learning different types of composition will give you insight into your artwork from ATC’s, tags, cards, journal pages, paintings or fabric work.
Your typical grid composition
Play around with composition using various sizes. Games will take the formality out of learning the basics of composition. Once you know the rules, you can bend them with confidence.
Techniques include: Dripping watercolors, symmetry prints, black and white torn paper collage (Notan), expanded square collage, creating pattern. We'll be working with colored tissue paper and deli paper.
This is a great place for beginners to start.
Bring any projects that are giving you trouble. Throughout the day, I’ll help you with critiques. Composition makes all the difference!
Another Grid Based Composition
The next time you are working on a journal page or painting that is giving you trouble, consider composition!
I've been bitten by the pattern bug lately, again.
and so, it is sneaking into my class schedule. Last week, I had my first Meetup class in the studio. We had a blast making patterns. These photos show the segment of class when we were playing with brush strokes. Paula found inspiration in a traffic pattern.